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from the nra. senator manchin famously used a rifle to shoot legislation in one campaign ad. but that was before newtown. today, he said this. >> never before have we seen our babies slaughtered. it's never happened in america that i can recall ever seeing this type of carnage. anybody. anybody that lives in america, anybody that's a proud gun owner, anybody that's a proud them ber of the nra, they're also proud parents and proud grandparents. they understand. this has changed, where we go from here. everything has to be on the table and i think it will be. >> now is the time, not months from now, not years from now, but now. martin luther king, jr. once says change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. it will be a struggle to get gun laws changed. but that doesn't mean we shouldn't fight for it. joining me now is congressman joe courtney, democrat from connecticut and congressman john yomoff, democrat from kentucky. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> thanks, reverend. >> let me start with you, congressman, the
have concealed weapons in a bar. all at the behest of the nra, all marching to that tune. well, that extremism is no longer part of the conversation. mr. gohmert has his opinion, but it is a shallow and lonely opinion. the rest of america does not believe that. >> i think i agree with you, sir. congressman, thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> stay with us. much more ahead. ♪ stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. ♪ call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world, and we do everything we can to be there for them when they need us. [car alarm blaring] call now and also ask about our 24/7 support and service. call... and lock in your rate for 12 months today. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? ♪ i gave
mayors against illegal guns are in the fight. and in michigan, in particular, the nra had wanted to make sure that the permit system in michigan was abolished for buying handguns and so i think that things are being done. remember, all of these actions happened prior to friday and what happened in newtown. i am telling you that i am absolutely hopeful and i think things are different. i hear that in the news. >> you bring up the nra. let's play what michael bloomberg. >> nra's number one objective this time was to defeat barack obama for a second term. last time i checked the election results he won and won comfortably. this myth that the nra can destroy political careers is just not true. we won four out of seven -- four out of seven where the nra supported every one of the four and we won with a small amount of money. there is this myth that the nra is so powerful, you go back to what happened back when the democrats lost after the assault weapons ban. i don't know that the two are connected then but today the nra's power is so vastly overrated. the public when you do the polls, they w
the buyer being subject to a background check. even nra members, 74% of nra members and 89% of all gun owners want background checks before anybody can get a gun, so the men and women in congress have to stiffen their backs, not be afraid of the organization the nra, because the members of the nra are better than the organization, and it's time for us to act finally once and for all. >> howard, your boss, mayor michael bloomberg, has been leading the charge on gun control throughout the year. he was on "meet the press" yesterday and had strong words calling on the president to exhibit leadership on the issue. i think there is a sense nationally that this time is different. we just talked to chris jansing on the ground in newtown, but that there is -- that i think for folks who have wanted to see reform on our nation's gun laws, that this could be an inflexion point. does the mayor share that feeling? >> he hopes so. you know, i may be alone in this, but i am just no longer comforted by comforting words. i feel like as the governor said, you know, we've become very good at doing these m
and a culture of violence in america. >> we've all got to be angry. this is not us and them, us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry. this is all of us. >> this has changed and it should move beyond dialogue. we need answers. >> reporter: newtown united is calling for better gun control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and the miss fortune of being on -- misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed till further notice. >> one of the victims in the newtown shooting spree has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mom was the school psychologist at sandy hook elementary and one of the heroes who tried to stop the gunman. they have lunched a fund raising campaign with the goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. >>> advocates for gun control are hoping that the actions of newtown is enough to spark debate. >>
to keep the pressure on because the other side doesn't stop. the nra and its nuts who oppose -- look of course we are all for the second amendment. we have gone way beyond the second amendment. this is ridiculous. i used to hunt with my uncle, with my dad. i have a 20-gauge double-gauge shotgun or whatever it was when i was probably 13, the biggest thing in my love. i loved it loved my gun. but the idea of these semi oughtics, people need this, this is ridiculous. it's not like automatic rifles it's wrong and we haven't talked about it enough. we have to talk about it enough. here are some of the numbers that i saw again over the weekend. since 1982, 61 mass murders in this country with firearms. 61. eleven of them in schools. nineteen in the workplace. 3 one in military basis. on black friday, this year 154,000 guns were sold. 2 million guns sold in the month of month of november alone. there are 400 gun shops within the four counties of connecticut where newtown is located. and there are more gun sellers in this country today than there are mcdonald's.
that favors gun ownership rights. republican louis gohmert of texas is an nra supporter. he says if more citizens had guns we would be safer, including the school principal murdered in newtown. >> i wish to god she had had an m-4 in her office looked up so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she doesn't have to lung heroically with nothing in her hands but she takes him out. >> flags at federal buildings and at nra headquarters are at half-staff but no comment from the nra telling cbs news there still aren't enough facts about the connecticut crime. fear of the lobby might be exaggerated but it does oppose almost any new regulations, political analyst norman ornstein. >> no member of congress no mat other how safe wants to have some group pouring millions of dollars in dedicated to smearing them or defeating them. >> reporter: we may see a test of strength between two washington power centers, a lobby, the nra and legislators who feel they've got to do something. dan raviv, cbs news at the capitol. >> jeff: still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news", a warrant's worst fear not r
a conservative republican who received the nra's highest ratings over four terms in congress. i saw this debate over guns as a powerful symbolic struggle between individual rights and government control. and you know what? in the years after waco and ruby ridge, the symbolism of that debate seemed even more powerful to me. but the symbols of that ideological struggle, they've been shattered by the harvest's own from violent, mind-numbing video games and gruesome hollywood movies that dangerously desensitize those who struggle with mental health challenges. and then add in military-styled weapons and high-capacity magazines to that equation, and tragedy can never be too far behind. you know, there's no easy ideological way forward. if it were only that simple as to blame hollywood or the nra or insufficient funding for mental health, then our task would be completed in no time. but i come to you this morning with a heavy heart and no easy answers. still, i've spent the past few days grasping for solutions and struggling for answers. while daring to question my own long-held belief on these subje
time i checked the election results, he won and won comfortably. this myth that the nra can destroy political careers is just not true. >> it's not a myth that after the assault weapons ban was passed, there was a huge political price for democrats to pay. and nearly 20 years later, they don't want to touch the issues. >> well, it is true that they lost a lot of seats then. the cause and effect isn't quite so clear. and what happened then isn't what happens now. if 27 people killed -- 20 children isn't enough to change the psyches and the desires of the american public -- >> let's talk about this, mr. mayor. here is the reality. let's look at the weapons that were recovered from the scene of the disaster. you have this bushmaster assault rifle. this would have been banned under the assault weapons ban. the pistols, the semi-automatic pistols, were recovered. the medical examiner said they were not used. this information could change. but also we are now learning that these weapons were found and legally purchased by his mother at her home. >> she was in a rural area. you have them f
do you engage the nra? do you try to bring them into the conversation? >> yeah. >> along with hollywood, along with the law enforcement, along with educatingers. do you try to have one of those types of conversations at first just to sort of see if there's any common ground here? and then where do you go? i think honestly they're still in the beginning stages of this and of trying to figure out. but i think that he seemed -- if he wants that speech to mean anything, he has to do something real. >> you know, climate change, we can argue all the time about whether it's manmade, but this is manmade, guns. this is a unique culture. i love so much about america. the freedom, the individualism, the cowboy attitude, but why is it legal to own a gun snt anybody can buy one, a semiautomatic, call it what you want. the bottom line is you can pull the trigger and the bullets keep pulling out. any imbecile can do it. society decided that was considered carrying a musket. that was just like a guy that took ten minutes to load up a musket. part of a militia. so a bunch of guys together
and a motive. >>> protesters made their voices heard at the nra office up on capitol hill today. some people feel the association is preventing congress from passing new gun control measures. not everyone agrees. chris gordon has both sides of this debate. >> reporter: good evening. there's no big signs, with the entrance of the capitol hill office of the nra. this is where they do their lobbying. today demonstrators brought the controversial and highly emotionally charged issue of gun control right here. >> we're here today baas the nra has blood on its hands. [ chanting ] >> the group creedo action orgazed this march. >> and deman they stand down and get out of the way to congress can pass sensible gun control legislation that will save lives. >> reporter: before the demonstrators arrived at the offices, i rang the bell here. no one answered. a neighbor said there was no one in the office today. >> the marchers chanted. >> in memory of charlotte bacon, age 6. >> reporter: they read the names of the 26 victims killed on friday in connecticut. they say the nra works to defeat any politician
today went to the in. ra office in washington demanding more gun control, and a staunch nra backer joined the call. west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, an avid hunter, backed bloomberg. >> i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. >> reporter: gun enthusiast angela brandon is thinking about new options after the shock of newtown. >> honestly i wanted to cry because of the children, but at the same time sometimes i'm not sure that gun control -- more gun control than we actually have is really the reason. >> reporter: ironically the rampage in connecticut has sparked record sales of weapons that buyers fear could soon be banned. senator manchin, democrat of west virginia, who just won reelection by being seen in part in hunter's garb, carrying guns, says his many, many friends in the nra need to get involved in this now whitehot debate. i'm steve handlesman, news4. >>> there are more police officers around schools in our area today in response to the shooting last week. police in fairfax county are stepping up their patrols. they say it is not in res
of the nra. antigun activists are stepping up their campaigns to demand tougher gun laws. nearly 100 protestors marched on capitol hill and another group gathered outside of the white house and have been protesting every monday since the movie theater massacre in colorado over the summer. michael bloomberg said the u.s. has to be firmer with the gun laws. >> and if the massacre in tucson was not enough to make them act and the blood shed in colorado and oak croak, wisconsin; portland, oregon, and other teams and towns, perhaps the slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. >> mr. president, this afternoon the families of the newton -- . >> today, harry reid told senators congress has to do more to help protect americans from mass shootings. the school shooting is renewed talk of stricter gun control laws and how likely lyare we to see change? are members of congress ready for compromise? the staff writer at the hill joins us tonight and thank you very much for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> can we expect congressional republicans t
for lawmakers, and alec has been bank rolled by the nra. michigan's alec chair cosponsored the extreme gun legislation that rammed through the house and senate last week. but this is not just about michigan. michigan has been passing some crazy bills these last few weeks, but this is much broader. alec's legislation has been used across the country to weaken gun laws. since 2009, 99-nra-backed alec laws have passed in 36 states. all of those states are states where alec-backed gun legislation has passed. and as a result, gun safety laws across the country have gotten incredibly watered down. in arizona you need a permit to cut hair but not to carry a concealed. in mississippi concealed weapons permits last longer than driver's licenses. iowa it's easier to sell a gun than lemonade. in arkansas it takes less time to buy a gun than to qualify for food stamps. not only do we have weaker gun laws than other countries, we have significantly more guns than any other place on the planet. look at this chart. those little yellow dots are the number of runs that are in all of thos
nra offices here in washington. she's in the newsroom with more on what they are saying today. kristin? >> reporter: what they're saying is they want a ban on the sale of all assault rifles to people like you and me. they want them to only be in the hands of the military and police. it's something we have heard so many times before. but they're hoping what happened in connecticut is going to be the game changer for gun control in this country. >> i've got four grandkids. they're all the age of those kids up in newtown, connecticut. i don't want my kids to end up like them. >> reporter: earl mitchell is a retired lieutenant commander in the navy, served 28 years. yet today he's marching to the nra's headquarters on capitol hill with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> reporter: he's joined by other vets, parents, and teachers like karen martinez. >> i'm here because i'm tired of lighting candles and crying and praying for victims of violent crimes. and i want to do something. >> shame on the nra. shame on the nra. >> reporter: but mid-march they hear this. arm the te
, namely sony, call and say whatever i can do to help, i will help. i've had a member of the nra from the central valley of california call me and say i have an ar15, which is a sister weapon to this bushmaster, which your reporter said was common. i don't believe it's common at all. it's a weapon of war. it's designed for military use. it's a civilian version of the m-16. it's a killer weapon. you have no chance against that weapon, so i profoundly disagree that all of these weapons are so usual, and we intend to introduce a bill, and i intend one way or another, month matter how long it takes, to get that bill through. there's one thing i'm sure of. in the suicide bombancy of doing something that is sound, that is practicalable, that is workable, these incidents are not going to stop. i've watched them now since the texas belltower in 1967. >> mike bloomberg just said at a briefing at city hall in new york that if the president had acted after he said he was going to act after tucson, if something had happened, we would have saved thousands and thousands of lives, that so many peopl
, in fact, challenged congress and the white house to act, and the nra remains silent. surrounded by victims' families, michael bloomberg said enough talk, it's time to act. >> congress has to come up with something that stops this carnage, no matter what the political ramifications are. >> reporter: long an advocate for stricter gun regulation, bloomberg is pushing congress to close gun show loopholes and demand background checks of anyone who buys a gun. he wants a new assault weapons ban to replace the one that expired in 2004 and a ban on high-capacity ammo clips. and he's promising to use his own vast personal wealth to take on the gun lobby if necessary. the numbers are striking. 8,500 people die each year in gun violence. just since columbine, nearly 14 years ago, more than 30 mass murders involving guns. the list is chilling. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: today, as protesters gathered outside its offices in washington, the nra again declined to comment on the debate, but there were signs the sandy hook massacre has eroded some of the nr a's influence on capitol hill. >> as your s
for these years. people have been afraid of the leadership of the nra who really have to be characterized as enablers of mass murder and will continue to be so if they oppose reasonable restrictions on gun violence. you know, on friday, the same day as the tragedy that occurred in newtown, a maniac attacked an elementary school in china with a knife. he wounded 22 children but they all lived. they will all come home. the difference here is that the maniac had a gun and 26 people are dead. in china, he had a knife. 22 children were wounded but they're all going to be okay. it is our fault if we continue to let this insanity reign in this country. we know what to do about it. we have death by gun rates 15, 20 times more than any industrialized country. we know why. we have to stop this. >> ezra, there's a new "chicago trib" editorial out today by dick durbin talking about what will it take. what holds us back are political organizations that are well funded and continue to resist reasonable limitations. there is a parallel between the gridlock in washington and the erie silence in congress
action. >> today centrist democrats with a ratings by the nra said for the first time they are open to new gun laws. warner tweeted this was a game changer. manson seemed to agree. >> the one area of possible agreement is diane fine stein is reintroducing a ban on assault weapons. that's something the president does support. the president and vice president met with cabinet secretaries to start discussing what regulation they may come up with. >> ed, thank you in the north lawn. >> violence is forcing educators to confront what can dthey do i if anything to make schools safer and more secure. >> at this time we are going to have a moment of silence. >> at district heights elementary in maryland southeast of the capitol first graders received new lessons in life and the loss of it. >> part of the moment of silence you think about how we can continue to care for each other. >> across america local police touched base with school security officers procedures for safety drills were dusted off and revisited. >> we are sitting down at the table now to come up with different ways to keep i
at preventing more tragedies like this. >> reporter: hundreds today went to the nra office in washington demanding more gun control, and a staunch nra backer joined the call. west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, as avid hunter, backed bloomberg. >> i don't know of anybody those hunting with an assault rifle. >> gun enthusiast angela brandon is thinking about new options after the shock of newtown. >> honestly i wanted to cry because of the children, but at the same time sometimes we're not shun that more gun control than we actually have now is really the reason. >> reporter: ironically the rampage in connecticut has sparked record sales of weapons that buyers fear could soon be banned. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news, washington. >>> there are more police officers around schools in our area today in response to the shooting last friday. police in fairfax county are stepping up patrols from the beginning to the end of the school day. they say it's not in response to any threat, but to give parents peace of mind during a time when anxiety is high. pat? >>> parents and educators ac
that enjoys wide support in the public, even among nra gun owners. >> it would not have helped in this case, though. we know that these guns in this particular case, in this tragedy, which is what has really, i think, kind of grabbed people's attention finally, if you will, that would not have made a difference. >> and that's the unfortunate reality of having guns in a free society is that we can't stop all violent acts. but there are some pretty easy measures that are agreed upon by many people, such as having background checks. and that, i think, is a starting point. and then beyond that, we can have discussions. that to me is the best way to do this. >> steven barton, thank you for talking with us this morning. we appreciate it. we saw a lot from the mayors against illegal guns. they've really been leveraging off this issue to make their position known and maybe get some traction for their issues. want to get right back to zoraida sambolin. she's been covering the details of the victims, as john's been mentioning all morning, we really wanted to focus on those who lost their lives and no
all my friends in the n.r.a. -- and i'm a proud n.r.a. member and always have been -- that we need to sit down and move this dialogue a sensible, reasonable approach to fixing it. it's part of it, not all of it. everything has to be on the table and i think it will be >> suarez: this afternoon the senate opened with a moment of silence for the newtown victims. then majority leader harry reid announced the chamber will examine the nation's gun laws >> we have to engage in a meaningful conversation and thoughtful debate about how to change laws and culture and allow this violence to continue to grow. we have no greater responsibility than keeping our most vulnerable and most precious resource, our children, safe. every idea should be on the table as we discuss how best to do just that. >> suarez: minority leader mitch mcconnell did not endorse reed's initiative. but he didn't reject it either. instead he kept his remarks focused on the tragedy. >> any time there's a shooting like this, we're crushed with sorrow. but there's no escaping the fact that the massacre at sandy hook element
a rating of "a" with the nra. >> everything has to be on the table and i think it will be. when you look at it, if dianne is saying assault weapons, i don't know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> does that sound to you like the beginning of some sort of change? because david gregory said that they reached out to all 31 pro-gun senators, none of them would come on the program. what chance does some kind of bill have? >> well, i think both the president's signal that he would do everything in his power was pretty striking and also the fact that you heard very little until today from the gun rights lobby signals both that this is going to be a political fight but it may not be as big of a political fight as it was or would have been after some of these others. i think the fact that innocent children were involved, were the victims here, really may have opened the nation's eyes to the need for some kind of stricter controls on, you know, on like the assault weapons ban. but what y
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and marketers of guns and ammunition. it is a sister organization to the better known nra which represents the interests of gun owners. the nra advocates on behalf of the customers and the nssf on behalf of the manufacturers. of course, their interests intersect on many issues, and the upper hand in hand on many issues. what was striking to me is the nssf is based in this placid exurbs of new york, the san with the nra is based in the bucolic confines of fairfax, virginia. i don't think there's anything particularly remarkable about the geographic proximity between shooting tragedy beyond the fact that it shows us that guns really are normal and routine part of american life. it is not hold up in some castle behind barbed wire and machine guns, but in the building you might think is a medical professional building up on a hill that looks very innocuous. guns are not exceptional in the united states, they are the norm. >> put them in the context globally. compare canada, germany, australia. where do we stand when it comes to gun deaths in america? >> our gun homicide rates is greater by ord
to save lives and to look for those places where the american public, gun owners, non-gun owners, n.r.a. members, agree on solutions. so, you know, there's certainly a major conversation that's happening in the wake of this terrible tragedy around an assault weapon ban. another conversation that's happening is around background checks. you know, 40% of all gun sales in our nation aren't subject to background checks which means that convicted felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill can buy guns without any questions asked. a frank lunts poll showed that 74% of n.r.a. members support a solution like that. i do think we should be looking for the common ground, the fertile ground. that's the conversation that the american public wants to have. president obama put it very poignantly last night when he said we need to ask ourselves, are we doing enough to protect our children? if we're going to be honest we have to say we can do better than this. the american public certainly backs that sentiment >> woodruff: dan gross, do i hear you saying that it's more productive not to focu
-world country dealing with gun lord's. >> outside the white house, a smaller group protesting not the nra, but the government for not taking action on stricter gun- control laws. >> the president has a chance to be a gain changer here and so does conference -- congress. >> jay carney addressed what he called a complex problem. >> we as a nation have not done enough to fulfill our number one obligation which is to protect our children. >> but pro-gun laws are not the answer according to the libertarian cato institute. >> i think we could do a better job of identifying treating, helping, preventing people with mental issues from acquiring firearms. >> joe mentioned conceded that it might be time for a change. -- joe manchin. >> i do not know people need an assault rifle. i do not know people who need 30-round clips. >> many washington insiders to believe that congress will do something. it is too much of the hot-button issue not to. but the question remains what and when. gordon? >> thanks. apparently some people on wall street are betting some form of gun control will hurt gun manufacturer
that. >> how do you actually deal with that powerful lobby, the nra, the nra now saying that they are not yet in the debate. they'll comment with had they get all the information from this latest massacre. but we've already had some indications, congressman manchin who says, look, perhaps i will go ahead and suggest to my nra friends that they need to engage and need to take a different approach. is this the moment that that is even possible? >> i hope so because what i hope that we will do is now we'll start looking at facts rather than, you know, emotions. the time for emotions remains with regard to this horrific tragedy, but let's translate into action. and the action depends on facts. why do we have 15 times as much gun homicide as the rest of the world? what can we do about it? what can we learn from other countries that have dealt with some of these issues? why do countries like japan have these extraordinarily low rates of gun home skpooicide and gun ? if we can come up with something sensible -- and frankly, if has to be more far reaching. even the legislation p
. >> under sweat to the -- hundred s went to the nra office to protest. backednchin b bloomberg. >> angela brandon is the about new options after the shock of newtown. i wanted to cry because of those children but at the same time i'm not sure that gun-control -- more is really the reason. >> the rampage in connecticut has sparked record sales of weapons. buyers fear could soon be banned. center joe manchin -- senator joe manchin said his many friends in the nra need to be part of the soleil white-hot debate. >> children and adults still reeling from the assault. >> you can imagine how difficult it is for residents. the latest including what is next for the children of sandy hook. >> police officers are coming together. their target is identity theft. that story is next. that story is next. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal tv 11 news at five. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> the connecticut school where a gunman opened fire will be closed indefinitely. it could be months before the school is turned back to the school district. police have confirmed there were two v
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the connecticut shootings. in fact, the nra's facebook page was taken down a day after it boasted reaching 1.7 million likes. >> i was watching some of the sunday shows and there was one program where they said they invited 31 pro-gun right senators on the show to be part of the panel discussion and not a single one accepted the invitation. >> that's remarkable to me. >> it is. >> typically, the reaction when something like this happens is well, if there were more guns, then this type of thing wouldn't happen. so for example, if the security guard at the school had a gun, this wouldn't have happened. if the teachers had guns, this wouldn't have happened. so i'm surprised the nra has been so silent. these gun enthusiasenthusiasts, surprised they have been silent. >> i think they know all the pro gun rights that obviously for clear reasons, emotions are raw right now. tempers are high, frustration is high. and so they're laying low. but the thing is, the president made it very clear. some legislation is coming. whether it succeeds or not is a different story. >> senator dianne feinstein intend
in the united states. advocates for gun rights have been strikingly quiet in the last 48 hours. the nra said they would have no comment until all the facts are thoroughly known. betsy fisher marten tweeted they tweeted to all senators in the congress to invite them to share views. no takers. texas congressman was pretty much alone on sunday defending the nation's gun law saying the tragedy could have been stopped if sandy hook's principal had access to her own weapon. >> i wish to god she had an m 4 in her office so she pulls it out and she had nothing in her hands. she takes his head off before he could kill those kids. >> meanwhile mayor bloomberg argued the nra is not as powerful as it once was. >> the nr a's number one objective this time was to defeat barack obama for a second term. the last time i checked the election results he won and won comfortably. the myth that they can destroy political careers is not true. >> this is going to be a policy debate and potentially political fight that could dominate in 2013. joe lieberman is calling for a restoration of the assault weapons ban, but
process works its will. the nra, those that protect children and strong mayors and police officers have the opportunity to weigh in and then i think the president should use his pulpit if you will to make sure that we have splg that is reasonable but addresses the senseless violence we have seen. >> i think is a time for the kind of courageous leadership that i know the president is up to. and i think there are times to listen to the people beyond the beltway. to listen to those families in connecticut, to listen to the families in connecticut, the mothers in atlanta on new orleans, the people at the sikh temple. >> in wisconsin. >> in wisconsin. i think there is a time to listen to the call outside the beltway and not to allow the conversation in the beltway to drown out the voices in the cities and small towns of america. >> todd? >> you know, gentlemen, i took my 7-year-old to the bus today and it took a little extra faith for me to put him on that bus today as it did for every single parent in this country and every teacher, principal, school administrator, and there for the grace o
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afraid of the nra, we'd all be a lot better off. >> a free people should be an armed people. once you start drawing the line where do you stop? >> and all that matters. >> ♪ silent snit ♪ . >> she was the best mother anybody could ask for. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> on "cbs this morning." >> god has called them all home. for those of us who remain let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in newtown, connecticut. norah, good morning. >> charlie, good morning. as you wake up on the west coast, this new england town is still in shock over the deaths of 28 people including 20 young children. the first funerals are taking place later today for two 6-year-old boys and last night president obama led the mourners at a prayer vigil for the victims. jeff glor is here with that story. jeff, good morning. >> norah, good morning to you. before his speech last night, president obama to
they legally wed? who will they target from the nra? come on. at such challenges can want be met by the current infrastructure, we have no choice but to reduce the actual number of faith havers declaring a portion of them to be corporations and cooperation with the henderson family of albany, new york. nobody? last trip to new york. we have already begun a test program to help mrs. henderson transition economically unfeasible loving household into a streamlined model of genetic efficiency. this is a memo to the members of the henderson family from mom, subject: cut backs. glmplets watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> washington post correspondent and author, the newest book "little america, the war within the war for afghanistan." mr. chandrasekaran, when you talk about the little war, what are you talking about? >> the communities built in southern afghanistan, not in the last couple years, but six decades ago back when unknown to most of the country mern, there were dozen of americans engineers there back in the 40s and 50s, digging canals, building dams, helping to nation b
-savvy nra hasn't tweeted or posted anything on its facebook page since friday. the facebook page was taken down a day after it boasted of reaching 1.7 million likes. >> deafening silence perhaps. >>> coming up, what to tell your children as they go back to school today. >>> and the morning's other news today. signs of progress as we get closer and closer to what seems like big news last week, the fiscal cliff. >>> and kate middleton steps out for the first time since being hospitalized. stay with us. hospitalized. stay wit ♪ ♪ >>> in brookfield, wisconsin, the sikh temple, still reeling from its own mass shooting held a prayer vigil for victims in newtown last night. six people were killed there when a gunman burst into that temple and opened fire last august. >>> unfortunately more gun violence news to bring you this morning. the topeka, kansas, police force is in mourning this morning after two of its officers were gunned down. >> both men were shot in the head when they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside a grocery store. and now there's an intense manhunt for the
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